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Course Catalog » z/OS Curriculum » z/OS 2.4 Series

z/OS - Monitoring the z/OS System 2.4

5 hours



This course introduces z/OS commands that can be used to display the status and attributes of various z/OS tasks and devices. An overview of system monitoring tools and facilities such as RMF, z/OSMF, traces and EREPS are also provided as well as a description on how SMF data is created and controlled. This course also discusses the need for message suppression and describes how this is achieved.


Computer operators and technical support personnel requiring knowledge about the monitoring of the z/OS system.


Successful completion of Interskill's z/OS - Concepts and Components 2.4 course and knowledge of operational concepts.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Enter system commands at operator consoles
  • Monitor the activity of jobs, tasks, and TSO users
  • Display the status of I/O devices
  • Monitor the system's use of resources

Course Content

Using System Commands and Consoles

The z/OS System Command Format


Multiple Console Support

Displaying Active Jobs, Tasks, and Users

Displaying Active Jobs, Tasks, and Users

Displaying System Status Information

Displaying Device Status

Displaying Unit Status

Displaying Configuration Information

Using Advanced Monitoring Facilities

Monitoring System Resource Use

RMF Data

z/OSMF Monitoring Capabilities

Trace Facilities

Error Recording

Working With SMF

Recording SMF Data Using a Log Stream or Data Sets

Displaying SMF Data Set Status

Switching SMF Data Sets

MPF and Message Suppression

Message Suppression

Message Flow

MPF List Entries

Operator Commands used to Display and Modify MPF Lists

z/OS Message Flood Automation

z/OS - Monitoring the z/OS System 2.4 Mastery Test

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